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Edward Clark Collection

Access to the Edward Clark Collection remains limited. Contact us if you would like to visit. 


In order to protect collection items, you will be required to either wear nitrile gloves or wash your hands, rather than using alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 


We maintain our online enquiry service and aim to respond within three to five working days.

Feel free to email us at: ecc@napier.ac.uk​ ​

The Edward Clark Collection consists of around 5,000 items illustrating the development of the book from the 15th century. More specifically, it concentrates on the development of typography, the techniques of printing illustrations, and fine bindings. The collection is located within the Campus Library at the University's Merchiston Campus.


Visit the Edward Clark Collection website at http://edwardclarkcollection.com


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Searching the collection

The catalogue of the Collection is fully integrated into LibrarySearch, so general searches will retrieve Edward Clark Collection items. Just enter your keywords and perform your search. Don't worry at this stage if this finds a huge number of items.
Scroll down the results page to find the Library/Local Collection filter at the right-hand side and select Edward Clark Collection. You should now only be seeing items in the collection.
Special index terms have been added in the cataloguing of the Edward Clark Collection which should permit the use of specialist search terms such as metal clasps, decorated papers, armorial bookplates etc. in your search.